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Chile 9/11 Series | Alfredo Castro: A Political Retrospective (Film Series)

Various Princeton

Series curated by Javier Guerrero (Princeton University) & Juana Suárez (New York University) Marking the 50th anniversary, this September 11, of the military coup against President Allende in Chile, this retrospective is dedicated to Alfredo Castro, the internationally acclaimed Chilean actor whose work is essential to a deep exploration of the cruelty of the dictatorship […]

Medieval and Early Modern German Studies Graduate Colloquium

Various Princeton

The Medieval and Early Modern German Studies Graduate Colloquium 2023 brings together faculty and graduate student scholars of pre-modern German literature and culture from North American universities. A bi-annual collaboration between pre-modernist Germanists at Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, U of Toronto, U of Waterloo, and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the gathering is designed to […]

The Family Roe: The unknown woman at the heart of Roe v. Wade

16 Joseph Henry House

The pro-choice movement viewed Jane Roe as an imperfect plaintiff. But she embodied the national ambivalence about abortion as no Gloria Steinem could, her life guided by the same cross-currents —sex and religion, gender and class— that have so long divided America. Josh Prager, author and former Wall Street Journal journalist. Discussant Elizabeth Armstrong, Associate Professor of […]

“Byzantium Revisited: A Focus on Modern Greek Painting”

203 Scheide Caldwell House

In this workshop exploring a few examples of the various forms of visual European culture such as theater, cinema, poetry, photography, painting, we will indicate the strong and persistent interest of Western Europeans in Byzantine cultural achievements at the end of 19th century through the first half of 20th. We will focus on the place […]

Screening of “Il Moro (The Moor)” and Conversation with Filmmaker Daphne Di Cinto

James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street Princeton

Italian filmmaker and actor Daphne Di Cinto (Bridgerton) screens her film, Il Moro (The Moor), longlisted for the 2024 Academy Awards. This captivating film delves into the extraordinary life of the first Duke of Florence in 1530, Alessandro de’ Medici, who happens to be the first black man to ascend to the position of head […]

Ideologies of resilience in ancient Roman architecture

A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building Washington Road, Princeton

This lecture explores Roman failure and its counterpart, resilience, in ancient Roman architecture and urbanism. Focusing on the years before the great fire of 64, it argues, perhaps surprisingly, that Romans faced constant architectural failure, which authorities carefully managed; and that even before the fire, failure analysis and resilience strategies were recurrent catalysts for architectural […]

Dalits and the Anti-Caste Epistemology: From Oral to Literary Tradition in Telugu Country

144 Louis A. Simpson Building

Caste is one of human history's oldest forms of inequality, legitimized by Brahmanical knowledge and enforced through caste-based violence and dehumanization. This paper argues that the anti-caste articulations are as old as caste itself. Using the Telugu-speaking areas as a historical site, this paper tracks the anti-caste epistemology articulated by Dalits for centuries in the […]

Towards a New History of Ukraine: Writing Women’s Lives into War and Postwar

016 Robertson Hall

This co-presentation aims to unsettle the way the history of Ukraine has been imagined by venturing into stories that might be found in other historiographies, such as Russian, Eastern European, Polish, Jewish, and Soviet. Exploring the biographies of two women—Dina Pronicheva, a Jewish survivor of Babyn Iar and a puppet theater actress, and Muza Konsulova, […]

An Evening with Jhumpa Lahiri & Zahid Chaudhary

McCarter Theater

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and translator Jhumpa Lahiri returns to Princeton— where until recently she served as a professor of creative writing  — for an evening of discussion of her newest collection of short stories, which she wrote in Italian and then co-translated into English; about her life’s work; and about the power of translation. At […]

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